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The voice of the advertising and marketing industry in Washington, D.C. and all 50 states.

The ANA’s Government Relations department uses its reach and influence to achieve positive legislative and regulatory outcomes on behalf of our members and the advertising industry at large. We inform and advocate for ANA members on the legislative, regulatory, and legal developments that impact their ability to drive growth, and we assist members in complying with laws and regulations impacting their brands. 


The ANA is focused on the following issues:


Patchwork state privacy laws threaten the efficacy of an ad-supported internet. The ANA supports a national standard for data privacy that protects consumers and simplifies compliance.

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Advertising Taxes

Taxes on advertising impact jobs, raise prices for consumers, and threaten growth. The ANA is the leading industry voice opposing attempts to tax advertising.

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Nonprofit Policy

The ANA’s Washington, D.C. office is monitoring and advocating on issues at the state and federal level that impact advertisers, marketers, and fundraisers.

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Our Services

Stay on top of key public policy issues affecting advertising and marketing.
Federal Legislative Tracking

The ANA tracks legislation impacting the advertising and marketing industry as it makes its way through Congress and provides regular updates to help educate our members.

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State Legislative Monitoring Service

The ANA’s state legislative monitoring service is provided through our partners at Leonine FOCUS and keeps members updated with new and advancing legislation.

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Recent Updates

News and content to keep you abreast of the latest legal developments.
Government Relations News

ANA Statement on State of the Union Address

9 months ago

The ANA's CEO, Bob Liodice, issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

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Response to President Biden's op-ed on Privacy Legislation in the Wall Street Journal

10 months ago

We share President Biden’s desire to enact strong national data privacy legislation (Republicans and Democrats, Unite Against Big Tech Abuses, Jan. 11, 2023) and have been advocating for legislation to do just that.

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ANA Opposes American Data Privacy and Protection Act as Currently Written, Looks Forward to Continuing to Work with Congress

1 year ago

Washington, D.C. (July 20, 2022) - Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADDPA) out of Committee. ANA’s EVP & Head of Government Relations, Christopher Oswald, reacted with the following statement:

Upcoming ANA Events

A range of national and regional events keeping you at the forefront of marketing.

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The ANA Masters of Advertising Law Conference provides learnings and practical advice from deep dives on the broadest variety of marketing, advertising, and privacy legal concerns, including the onslaught of state and international privacy restrictions, social media, influencer, real-time, retail store, and entertainment and experiential marketing.


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Join us at the 2023 ANA Masters of Advertising Law Conference on November 15-17, 2023 in Orlando, Fla. to connect with your peers and tap into the latest insights.

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Watch videos from the 2022 ANA Masters of Advertising Law Conference, which offered the latest on privacy, regulation, litigation, the metaverse, and more.

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National Industry Conferences

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Legal Webinar Series
The ANA Legal webinar series explores legal issues that are affecting how our members do business.
December 12th ANA Legal Webinar Series: December 2023
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Government Relations Committee

Created to guide our response to legislative and regulatory proposals affecting advertising and marketing.

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Legal Affairs Committee

Addresses the challenges impacting advertisers and marketers arising from legislation, regulation, and the courts.

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December 14th ANA Legal Affairs Committee: December 2023
Virtual Meeting

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Contact the Government Relations team to learn more about ANA's advocacy efforts and how you can get involved with the practice.

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